Beaumont Hope Marguerite Chenin is made from a careful selection of the most characterful fruit from our oldest vineyards at Beaumont, left to ferment naturally with minimum intervention, matured in mostly old 400L French oak, of which 15% was new wood. Matches brilliantly with seafood especially scallops and any beautifully spicy Asian dishes.
Named after Hope Marguerite Beaumont, a woman with character, elegance, and a love for wine. We have produced this Chenin to reflect the pure character of the grape and the individual philosophy of Beaumont wines. Our very first vintage of the Hope Marguerite was produced in 1997. Only fruit selected from our oldest Chenin Blanc vineyards, planted in ‘74 and ‘78, are used for this wine. Barrel fermentation takes place in 400L French oak using only natural yeasts. No malo lactic fermentation takes place in order to retain as much natural freshness. The wine is kept on its gross lees for 10 months with regular batonage, giving it a richer and fuller palate.